12 July 2019, Discussion at Truth-Dare-Art Social Practice Forum
Felicie Kertudo's notes:
Roles were discussed: what does it mean to be doing that and there? And what about when you are breaking rules?
For example, a baby shower. A participant shared something she read about a woman who subverted a baby shower, being too anxious about organising one. The whole experience was different. Transgressing the rules in one particular event, such as workshops in gallery, party in an office. So, what about "pop up rules" ? They could develop into safe rules for transgressing. Laurence brings the idea of "code of practice" : it's about finding the places to build safe spaces for experiment.
And who gives permission ? Especially in a cultural context. A participant brought the example of Marina Abramovic's performance, where she puts all those items on a table, including a rifle. When shared with young people, their first reaction was to freak out and to claim they would stay away from that performance.
Groups of women have been using this gallery for a long time, for charities regarding youth justice for example. So how do you bridge those different experiences within the same space ? Especially in an art context.
Truth Dare Art: Focus Group 6
Q. What connections and situations can be developed to trigger, highlight or change our perception, our vision and our actions in education?
Q. May a consensus be found between educational institutions and a radical art practice? (Agonistic art)
Q. Can we create a safe space in education which embraces the uncomfortable, the weird and the confusing as a learning potential?
Q. Who should this practice be made safe and comfortable for?
Q. Who would be the actors of this space? How would it be guided, led, managed? Funded?